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Joelle Beard
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Two of my favorite things: Swimming and writing
Two of my favorite things: Swimming and writing

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Great Salt Lake- Antelope Island to Black Rock
Every year the USA swimming age group team I coach hosts a summer long course swim meet. This always falls on the same weekend as the 8 mile Great Salt Lake Swim from Antelope Island to Black Rock. If I wanted the Utah Triple Crown this summer I needed to d...
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Swamping in Deer Creek
What could be better than to get the International Open Water Triple Crown and the Utah Triple Crown in the same year. Unfortunately there was one small problem; I was going to be out of town on the day of both the Deer Creek 10  mile. No worries, I would d...
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Goody's 19 mile Bear Lake Length Swim
A month or so before Goody's swim date he asked me if I would be on his crew for his 19 mile length crossing of Bear Lake. I said yes of course, I would love to support another ultra-marathon swimmer. I put it on my calendar. Unfortunately weather did not c...
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Flaming Gorge SLOW Swim Trek
Salt Lake Open Water (SLOW) club leaders and members thought it would be fun do swim in different lake around the state, so they planned a swim camp weekend and Flaming Gorge. My family decided to tag along with me, so they could have a weekend out and so t...
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Bear Lake Monster Swim 2014
Bear Lake is probably my favorite open water swim! The water is so blue, and so clean. I have swum across Bear Lake several times, but this year was my second time participating in the Bear Lake Monster Swim race. I headed up Friday evening so I could go to...
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My account of MIMS
Sorry this is so late getting posted. I had really bad internet service on the East Coast.  Saturday, June 28th, 2014. Manhattan Island, New York City.  MIMS 2014 group 2 I was up by 4:00 a.m. to get ready and be at pier 25 at 5:20. I was surprisingly calm ...
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My account of MIMS
Sorry this is so late getting posted. I had really bad internet service on the East Coast.  Saturday, June 28th, 2014. Manhattan Island, New York City.  MIMS 2014 group 2 I was up by 4:00 a.m. to get ready and be at pier 25 at 5:20. I was surprisingly calm ...
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Afternoon swim at Pineview- Last Open Water Swim before MIMS
I have a hard time going to do early morning open water swims because I am coaching during the mornings. Fortunately this summer I don't coach on Friday mornings, so I decided Friday, June 20th would be my last open water swim before heading to  New York. U...
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Bountiful Informal Race June 4th
SLOW decided to host an informal .75 mile race at Bountiful Pond. I (almost) always swim alone, so I was excited to go and have some people to swim with. Plus it would be good practice for MIMS, since that is a race. I was called a couple of days before by ...
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1st Annual April Fools' Endurance Challenge
For this fun challenge to do ten 10k swims throughout the month of April; I decided to do my own take on it. Sometimes I swim 10,000 yards for my 10k, other times I swim a 10 kilometer swim. I am also doing a couple of 10 mile swims throughout the month as ...
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